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Aug 30, 2009 6:00am EDT
. to make real the dream of our family. he was given the gift of time that his brothers were not and he used that gift to touch as many lives an write as many wrongs as the years would allow. we can still hear his voice bellowing through the senate chamber, a convertible force of nature in support of healthcare, or workers rights or civil rights. and yet, as has been noted, while his causes became deeply personal, his disagreements never did. while he was seen by his fiercest critics as a partisan lightning rod, that is not the prism through which ted kennedy saw the world, nor was it the prism through which his colleagues saw ted kennedy. he was a product of an age when the joy and nobility of politics prefshlted differences of party -- prevented differences of party from becoming barriers of cooperation and mutual respect. a time when adversaries still saw each other as patriots. atest legislature of our time. he did it by huing the principle, yes, but also by seeking compromise and common cause. not through deal making and horse trading alone, but through friendship and kindness and humor
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Aug 29, 2009 12:30pm EDT
as his colleague. i admit, i used to hang on to his t shirt and his coat sleeve on the capitol when i was just a little boy. so when i got a chance to serve with him on capitol hill, all i needed to do was set my compass to the principles of his life. my father and i were the primary sponsors of the mental health parity and addiction equity act which was signed into law last year. this bill represented not only a legal victory for 54 million americans with mental illness who were being denied equal health insurance, but as one of those 54 million americans, i felt he was also fighting for me to help ease the burden of stigma and shame that accompanies treatment. i will really miss working with dad. i will miss my dad's wonderful sense of self-dep kating humor. when the far right made dad their poster child for their attack ads, he used to say, we kennedy sure bring out the best in people. and when he first got elected and my cousin joe was a member of congress, and i came to congress, dad finally celebrated saying, finally, after all these years, when someone says who does that damned
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Aug 31, 2009 2:00am EDT
in treatment and a lot of the advances in pharmaceuticals, come from the u.s. paying so much money, and if the u.s. creates a new system, how is it that those types of extremely advanced pharmaceutical development to get paid for? how do the canadian citizens pay for it when they go to the mikheil clinic, for instance? i think the states might be better this -- when they go to the mayo clinic, for instance? the cutting edge of medicine, how will that get paid for? >> well, i agree that u.s. institutions in the united states that are top notch, that are the top of the world, the mayo clinic and some of them, and you need to keep that, because it is very important research, and you are doing some things that we are not doing in canada, but if the canadian citizens want to go to the mayo clinic, they have to pay out of their pockets to do that because it is not covered, or, at least, the park that would be covered is very small compared to the real cost, so people are paying out of their pockets if they want to have that, he but these are four very specific things that could not be do
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Aug 29, 2009 2:00pm EDT
're on medicare, so maybe i shouldn't use you as a specific example. let's go to how do we guarantee that people get healthcare? what we might be able to do is guarantee that you have access to healthcare insurance, but it goes back to what was stated by dr. farr earlier that if you don't have doctors that are seeing these individuals, if they're not going to take medicare, they're not going to be on the government plan, we have given you the bus ticket without the bus. we have guaranteed access, if you will, because we said, ok, well, you now have insurance but if we haven't fixed the other side of it, which is getting you in the door to see a provider to help you, how have we helped you so, again, to go back to building a system of reform on a system that has failed us here in alaska with medicare, and it goes back to the reimbursement issue, it's just not going to work. we won't be able to guarantee you healthcare. we might be able to guarantee you the card that says you can get there but if you're living in the wrong spot -- >> the gentleman in the second row with the brown shirt and glasses
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Aug 29, 2009 6:00am EDT
went up to him and said would you like to go sailing with us today, and the poor kid said yeah, i'd like to. he shanghaied him. we took him. just like him, he took him and me and off to the races. from that point on, all i are remember is ted yelling, yelling, yelling, about me to get up on the right side front of the boat or the left side and he always claims that when i was to rotate with the other little guy that i said you heard him, get up there, and of course, it was really my turn to go up, so anyway, somehow this race was mercifully over. i distance see anything except this cold water coming pouring on me, sunburned, t-shirt, i mean, it was a nightmare. i didn't even see any other boats, but we kept going around and around, so finally, finally, finally this thing was mercifully over, and ted seemed satisfied. i had no idea. probably i was satisfied. i lived through it, but i looked out and it was like a mirage. here is this great big yacht and its was the honey fits. ted wanted to surprise me. we know how much fun ted has making his friends uncomfortable at times, but he h
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Aug 1, 2009 2:00pm EDT
was deeper than anyone thought. it told us how close we were to the edge. it revealed that in the last few months, the economy has done better than expected. many suggest that part of this progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. this and the other difficult but important steps we have taken have helped put the brakes on this recession. we took action to stem the spread of foreclosures by helping responsible homeowners they in their homes. we helped to revive the credit markets and open up loans for families and small businesses. we enacted a recovery act that puts tax cuts directly in the pockets of middle-class families, extended unemployment insurance for people who lost their jobs, provided relief to struggling states to prevent layoffs, and made investments to put people back to work, rebuilding and renovating roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals. i realize that none of this is much comfort for those who are out of work or struggling. when we receive our monthly jobs report next week, it is likely to show that we're continuing to lose far too many jobs in this country.
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Aug 1, 2009 10:00am EDT
caller: i think there was an opportunity for us to have an adult conversation, but unfortunately we are not mature enough yet as a nation to do that. i do not know the answer, but i am just trying to point out that i think it was evident that glen beck was name-calling. where was the honest discourse? guest: i would agree totally with him. i thought the statements were at regis to refer to their president as a racist. remember when keyane west made that statement, she was forced to apologize. i am working towards a town hall meeting type of truth and reconciliation and a very mature, not finger-pointing session to get to the truth, reconcile it and move on. . . officials with the center for disease control on obesity in america. after that, i.e. hearing on the safety of ready-to-eat products. now, a form an improving u.s. relations in the arab world. hosted by the new america foundation here in washington. >> i want to say a special greeting to all our watchers live on the seas and an offer to those watching this broadcast over do -- over the website. before you even get into the qu
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2009 1:00pm EDT
and that hearing. the general has used his authority to make fundamental changes to this institution is run, with the goal of providing soldiers and families stability and predictability in their schedules. from the marine corps, we have a major general, the deputy commanding general of the second marine expeditionary force who created the office of suicide presenter -- officers to decide train prevention program. the problems we are discussing today cannot be solved today. we wish they could, but we know it's not possible. we must continue to understand and confront the psychological stress our service members and families have to deal with every single day. we must continually evaluate actions taken, gauge their effectiveness, and then determine what must be done. i will turn over to you for comments. >> thank you and thank you for holding this hearing today. today's hearing continues our commitment to work with the department of defense to find ways to address the psychological stress our service members are struggling to overcome and to continue to improve mental-health services for a m
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 2:00pm EDT
is 2% over last year's. do you use different deflators? >> we do different slightly different deflators. i'm using a gdp deflator. the defense department computes their own. i don't think that's the difference in one year because it's a slight difference and the difference would only really show up if you're looking over an extended period of time, 20, 30, 40 years. but what i've heard the department of defense saying is that the inflation adjusted growth will be less than 2% in future years. what i've heard them say for this year is around 4%. >> the other thing is 73% increase defense budget. in past years your predecessor would lay this out, 43% increase. does your include supplementles? >> that's looking at, well, i'd have to look. i believe that's looking at the base defense budget. >> your figure would have been the low? >> i'm not familiar with that figure. >> we used a lot in the past and this must be supplementals. >> we can look at that. >> baneline budget and two separate bills sent up not all rolled into one. so we should be thinking 660, 670 a year? >> it looks like what th
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2009 1:00pm EDT
, properly billed to the government and used to support estimates for future contracts. over 100 billion -- and i didn't say 100 million -- over 100 billion of contract costs have been estimated, recorded, billed and controlled using these business systems. the complexity of these systems gives them incredible power for documenting and managing business operations, but also, the potential to create formidable obstacles to transparency for oversight and audit when poorly designed, incorrectly used or not updated. those weaknesses and obstacles are at center stage in this hearing. we will swear in two panels of witnesses, today. the first panel will represent federal agencies whose work involves dealing with or auditing contractor business systems. those wilkenses -- those witnesses are jeff parsons, executive director of the army contracting command, april stevenson, director of the defense contract audit agency, david rickey, director of business -- director of contract business operations at the defense contracting management agency, dcma. our second panel will consist of witnesses from
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2009 10:00am EDT
more books than i can read. thank you very much for joining us. the next person is a director of sovereign ratings at standard and pork and responsible for the sovereign analysis with -- for the latin american group, and teaches part time at columbia university. she worked at the federal reserve board of governors in washington. let me say that the job of the sovereign ratings is to put all of this into a single member, which is not so easy to do. it takes an incredible amount of analysis. and finally, a senior fellow at the inter-american dialogue. he works on a wide range of issues. he has been traveling a lot to his home country of argentina. he served as the chief of the latin america western hemisphere program at the international monetary fund. welcome back to the dialogue. he will start us off, also he has written a paper on mexico, which he sounds a little bit like a pessimist. >> think you very much. in deference to your very strong feelings, the oi will now a power pointpoint. this is a great opportunity. we are extremely knowledgeable. when i used to go on mission t
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2009 2:00am EDT
in the context of the strategies that were used relative to how we were handling ourselves. maybe these assimilations. in my view, it misses the mark. maybe there is a real world activity so that we learn what those are. in the national context, shouldn't we having national receiver that is not simulated which creates that same understanding between the public and private sector. >> so, where damage can truly be done. >> . when one of the military were games that they decided there were born to put cyber egan, -- going to put cyber in. the disabled the ability of the military to carry out its mission. they had to turn off the cyber thing. that is a big lesson. >> what has defense been doing? >> we have not, in the last two years, we have been observers to some of the department of defense gains. our focus has been getting this program moving forward from an operational standpoint. we expect that with the relationship that we have, we will be able to take our infrastructure and put it into the department of defense on the national level. we have offered up of. on a daily basis, we
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 10:00am EDT
. the nation has given authority to these officers that they will use it to serve the military and the nation. this authority is derived from law. it gives these soldiers power over their soldiers. however it does not ensure this power will be used well. you become a positive leader when your rank is ratified in the hearts and minds of your subordinates. when your troops follow you out of respect and confidence and not out of fear of your authority. that's quote number one. . the most effective student historically have been those led by leaders of positive character. it is said to ask these questions. does our present possess the character trait for a successful leader? does he inspire confidence? is he the kind of leader we would choose in a crisis? the answers are obvious. what can we do? we must be like the man from pennsylvania. we must use the power of the internet to reach analyze and communicate with the government and keep people in -- accountable. we must and against a subtle but growing tierney of our time. we must take america back. thank you very much. and [applause] >> ladies an
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Aug 22, 2009 2:00pm EDT
this morning about contractors i said in 2006 as director of the agency. it was about us and not contractors. my affiliation with michael chertoff was made quite public, and i do identify myself as a member of the chertoff group in any public discourse. with regard to the ig report, i will take no ownership over that. i was one of the 200 people who were interviewed. there were some people who were not interviewed, and there was another group who was interviewed but not further identified. that might reflect something the secretary said earlier, that you have people who are taking a serious risk by doing the patriotic thing. i was surprised as director of cia how much american business will put themselves at risk for no profit motive in order to assist american intelligence agencies. what you may be seen there is a version of trying to protect them from the kind of legal actions or public criticism that seems to be more prominent in recent times. cia does not live isolated inside the broader american political culture. one of our in advantages is to rely on us as a society to help us achieve
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Aug 9, 2009 1:00pm EDT
business initiative, no government mandate, no government monday. two u.s. journalists detained in north korea right arrived home thursday. there were accompanied by president bill clinton who secure their release after meeting with korean president kim jong ill. they were held for five months. first, their arrival in california, and then we will have their comments and remarks by former vice president al gore, followed by a statement from president obama here in washington. [applause] >> 30 hours ago, euna lee and i were prisoners in north korea. we feared that at any moment we could be sent to a hard labor camp. and then, suddenly we were told that we were going to a meeting. we were taken to a location, and when we walked in through the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. wheat were shocked, but we in new instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end. and now we stand here, home, and free. euna lee and i would like to express our gratitude to president clinton and his wonderful and amazing team, including john podesta, justin
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2009 2:00am EDT
in this configuration. this is unique for us, but to talk about this, and so far, it seems to me that people understand how critically important this is. do we need to show progress? of course. we cannot make these investments without having some demonstration that they have results, and that is why i said earlier i do not want to confuse input and output. you have seen input today, and we have answered your questions about what is going on on the ground, but we are very mindful of the fact that we need to show that all of these programs you have heard about today, frankly unveiled in this manner for the very first time, have to produce results. maybe john will invite as back in one year, and you can hold us to account, but i will leave that to him. im. that is an open invitation. let me close by noting that when richard began his remarks he noted he was aught our launch event for the center for american progress. he said he hadn't been invited back. i reminded himj#u we had invite him back many times nor private consultaons but it's sometimes dangerous to give him a microphone. but the real reason was
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Aug 2, 2009 2:00am EDT
, to may 2003, he focused on security issues, including the government's use of fisa, representing this current council and assisting the attorney general conducting oversight of the intelligence community. in our second with this is james charles johnson, from the department of defense. in this capacity, he serves as the chief legal officer for the department of defense and the legal adviser to the secretary of defense. his legal career has been a mixture of private practice and distinguished public service. mr. johnson began his career in public service as an assistant united states attorney in the southern division of new york, where he prosecuted public corruption cases between 1989 and 1991. gentlemen, if you would please stand. between 1989 and 1991. gentlemen, if you would please stand. do you affirm that the testimony you're about to give before the committee will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you god? thank you. please have a seat. mr. kris? we would like to hear from you. >> thank you. mr. chairman, senator kyl and members of the committe
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2009 2:00am EDT
and in fact i will sleep with a big smile on my face. he has stood with us again and again and again. when gov. mark warner was faced with some challenging times and had to reform virginia's budget to invest more in education at the k-12 and higher level, he was right there pulling the or with them to make sure we did was right for the commonwealth. [applause] when i was fighting to expand education, he was there with me to make sure that it happened. when i worked to put together the biggest bond package in the history of virginia and, he was right there with a working to make it happen. let me tell you something. i know his opponent as well and i will say that i honor his public service. he is a good guy, but he has a very different philosophy of government than what has worked in virginia for the last seven years. when mark warner was reforming the budget in 2004, he was fighting against it. when we were trying to advance educational spending or find solutions to transportation challenges in virginia during my term, bob macdonald and other house republicans were fighting against progress. j
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Aug 16, 2009 2:00am EDT
. they want the united states to go first. they want us to drop off the close first. that is why the day that the u.s. house of representatives passed that capt. trade bill -- that cap and trade bill, they had parades' in the streets in india. i hope that nobody in this room believes that the world is running out of polar bears. i have done an editorial on this were i talked to the people that say that it is the poster child of the climate change movement. in 1950, there were 20,000 polar bears. now there are 55,000. does that sound like we're losing the polar bears? no. 2, on what to talk about what is going on with our fiscal policy. the amount of debt that has been taken on by this administration is a fiscal obscenity. i call it financial child abuse. i would make the case that that is the reason so many of you are here today. you care about our children. we have taken on more debt in the last six months than the u.s. government did in the last 20 years. it just to give you a sense of how bad this is greeted this started under george w. bush. if you add it all up, it comes to about th
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Aug 30, 2009 10:30am EDT
used to he had the n.i.h. and was on the panel who report wrote the report. people tend to jump on scary numbers and that became a huge issue and some of us who have been writing were somewhat surprised at the play that got and dr. frieden reflected that. that really is a bit exaggerated. we have known that flu can cause a huge number of deaths very quickly if it takes off. this flu doesn't look like it's going to do that so far. and the preparations have been based on a worst scace case squen air yow. and we reflected that opinion. and he showed a balancing act the health officials are facing. you want people to sit up and pay attention, to be concerned, concerned enough that if their child sows symptoms they don't send them to school and go off to work like usually we all do. but they also don't want people too panic. so that's going to be a fine line. >> what about saction sin availability? >> he was not very optimistic that it was going to be much earlier than mid october and that's what a lot of the concern is. kids are already back in school. there are already some schools
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Aug 8, 2009 2:00pm EDT
a couple more moments to outline the key proposals? second, the use of an identical rating system between traditional corporate bonds and structured financial products allowed investors to use their existing standards with respect to ratings and allowed regulators to use existing guide lnls without the need to consider the risks posed by structures and unstructured products. we addressed this directly by requiring that rating agencies use rating symbols that distinguish between structured and unstructured financial products. the first point, transparency. second on ratings shopping. an attempt to shop among rating agencies by soliciting preliminary ratings and enlisting the agency that provides the highest one. our proposal would require instead that an issuer disclose all of the ratings it had received so investors could see how much the issuer had shopped and whether its final rating exceeded one of those preliminary ratings. that should help deter ratings shopping in the first place. in addition, the sec has proposed a beneficial rule so that markets can assess the long-term quality of
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Aug 22, 2009 6:00am EDT
carrier, look, this is not working, i am going to go to someone else, u.s. some leverage over them. . ready >> we attempt to try and present views as we see them and present alternatives as we think they should be presented and attempt to build a consensus month p.m. pressuring congress to do the right thing. we have been frozen out from our ideas being in the bill. if it hadn't been americans on their own original noising and coming to meetings and saying wait a minute, we want you to take a different attack here. there was 31 amendments. my hope is that maybe the president will say, maybe we overreached here, maybe they don't want a total overhaul. maybe we need to bring everyone together and try to reach a consensus and start with those things we agree on. that's my hope for me. thank you very much. >> thank you for having this. i'll keep this short. i know the senate and house can pass this. if they choose to use that option, or to use the reconstruction option. is it possible in the future to reverse this action. >> i think you meant reconsiliation, which is a term of art on t
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2009 1:00pm EDT
, the way we pay for health care in this country leads us to do a lot of things that are not necessary. there is an enormous amount of stuff that we do to people at all ages from oldest to the youngest that we do because people like me get paid because we do them. in many systems of health care around the world, they have a different kind of payment system which leaves that country to develop a well as model instead of an illness model, which is what we have in this country. [applause] -- a wellness model instead of an illness model. i thing most people agree with that. we would rather pay to keep people healthy rather than paying as soon as they get sick. we ought to be -- we have an awful lot of people who ought to have health insurance, but some lot of us who do not have it through no fault of their own. i am going to say to more things -- first why i believe so strongly in this. when i was practicing medicine, this is 20 years ago, a woman who was about 35 years old came to me who was pretty healthy and i had known for a little while. she said she was increasingly thursday, losing
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Aug 3, 2009 2:00am EDT
the use. i was his as the president should have flexibility to request congress authority to a regulations and statutory requirements in the aftermath of a catastrophic disaster such as allowing for innovation in application, scope and cost of him is the disaster loan program. the cdl is an essential lifeline for communities to continue their administration legal functions after a disaster. when a tax base has been lost. i was suggests allowing match requirements for other programs and assistance of individuals and house of france and mitigation grant programs. this is out this impasse is will not have the funds. in the context of mitigation committing their son the public are most likely to embrace mitigation in the aftermath of disaster and to take iran's of the public's willingness the federal government can provide the incentive by waving across share. in katrina this was not done. and we also the problems people and communities are having into a elevations. rapid recovery of its committees infrastructure is critical to economic recovery in the current public assistance program is cumb
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Aug 16, 2009 6:00am EDT
. we just happened to know how to use them. we just happened to build a country, a mightity arsenal that defended democracy around the world almost a century and it was all an accident. that is absolutely not true. we people. and they talked about rights. and i want to get back to this. i will get back to this. one of the things that i find to be a hair-raising experience, fig ratively speaking, of course is the idea and you hear this from the left and hear it sometimes from people on our side of the aisle, will talk about health care as a right. people have a right to health care. it sounds good. people don't want to see people denied health care. but it is a fundamentally flawed argument and fundamentally against what actually built america for prosperity. and let me explain this. you look at the founding documents of the nation and the first one is the declaration of independence. and in that document, they talk about unalienable rights and list four, life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the right to change the government that infringes on those. those were the four foundi
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Aug 23, 2009 1:00pm EDT
the doors. they are not listening to us. they are calling us mobs. we are not mobs in mississippi. we are not mobs in mississippi. but my question is, as a staff auditor, i have not seen the federal government made one attempt to clean up one messe. [applause] i have not seen them clean up the sec. in run should not have happened. people should not have lost their retirement. -- enron should not have happened. we have enough regulations to stop that, but it is not happening. there is too much going on that is not being checked. if you cannot clean up a little, how can you take away all our health care that we pay for? [applause] >> we will start in reverse order. number one, i would hope by now that everyone in this room is aware that i am not going to vote for the health-care plan. [applause] we will take them in reverse order. >> i did not mean you. >> quite honestly, it goes back to that 11 trillion dollars of debt, the fact that the medicare trust fund will collect enough money between now and 2017 to continue to make its annual operating expenses. but come 2017, because of that r
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Aug 8, 2009 10:00am EDT
to look back at ourselves. host: i think you to all of the callers and writers who got in touch with us today. we want to talk about what will be on washington journal to mark. we begin with michael sscheu er, and andrew selee talking about the trade summit going on and then a discussion on the significance of president nixon's resignation, 35 years ago tomorrow with john mashek. then on monday, on the washington journal, patrick hill bride of the u.s. chamber of commerce as well as keith epstein of business week and rep brad sherman, alexandra cousteau will be our guest on monday's edition of washington journal. i want to thank you for watching today, we will see you again tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. from the young american foundation news conference, a discussion on college reading material. we will be live starting at 11:00 a.m. eastern. chief justice john roberts will swear in the judge so the mayor -- such a majo sotomayor sotoma . welcome to the national conservative students conference and hosted by the young american foundation. young american foundation is an organizati
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Aug 2, 2009 10:30am EDT
morning with your colleagues in the cabinet. can you give us some color as to what came out of that session? >> i think a great opportunity -- we have all been so busy in the first six months of this administration. the implementation of stimulus. all of the legislative activity around climate change. the activity around health care. what we have been doing at dot is a great opportunity for the cabinet to bond with the president. to form the kind of team that we have all been really doing. but without the relationship building. if anything came out of that, it is the kind of relationship that really had a chance to form to get to know one another. to really understand what the president's priorities are. friday night they spent a lot of time with us. there was a lot of good interaction. we know where the president wants to take his agenda. i think -- i feel privileged to have a front row seat. it is a great privilege to serve with the president and his entire team. some of the smartest people and some of the hardest-working people i have ever met in my 30 years of public ser
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Aug 16, 2009 10:30am EDT
a congress. >> last questions for you. would you give us your perspective on the committee we squssed on why the speaker has chosen to criticize? >> they poll terribly because they have the business model that is fundamentally not that productive. and she made a good point. she said it's very hard to compete in a way that's productive because then -- when you don't have ejir one in a system. they've become really quite hated and the political actors are simply acting on that knowledge. the insurance reform has podents because this is how you and i feel the system is bad to us and where we see it. our doctors help us, our hospitals help us. but the insurance people are the ones who argue with us on the phone for hours. >> thanks to both of you and look forward to your continuing reporting. >> tomorrow on washington journal, a look at president obama's health care plans with sam youngman of the hill. also jim martin, head of the 60 plus association on his organization's concerns with president obama's health care plans. and later, phil lip on the history of disease control and health practices
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Aug 23, 2009 2:00am EDT
to be false alarms or overstated. so that leads us to what -- that leads up to what happened then. one of the nurses came out and told dick delaney, richard delaney who was in charge of the emergency room that day that she had just got a call from the police dispatcher, and the president had been shot. and was on his way to the hospital. >> the president -- >> that was as i remember i want the president's been shot, he's on his way to the hospital. the -- i mean the obvious question is, what do you do? well thing you do is you don't want to believe it. with all of the misinformation that happened in a situation like that, it was easy to say, yeah, must be wrong. i mean, it can't be right. but the other thing you do is start getting ready. so we -- the nurses paged the appropriate people to come help take care of an injured patient, and they paged the two surgery teams -- the rest of the surgery team on call. the chief resident who was ron jones who is now chief of surgery at baylor. >> yeah. anyone you can identify by name will be helpful. >> yeah. malcolm perry who is the attending on
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Aug 1, 2009 6:00am EDT
to be recorded? the clerk will give us the tally. >> mr. chairman, on that boat there were 28 ayes and 31 nose. today at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span radio. >> this week, the senate committee voted to recommend the confirmation of sonia sotomayor as supreme court justice. watch the committee debate and see the vote today on c-span. then, next week, her confirmation moves to the senate floor. live coverage of the full senate debate on c-span two. and coming in october on c-span, tour the homes of america's highest court, the supreme court. >> connecticut senatorer christopher dodd announced he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. this event took place in hartford, connecticut. it's about 10 minutes. >> i'm going to be fine. it's very, very manageable. the good news is i'm going to be back out and doing all the things to do in order to represent my states. thirdly i want to mention something i've talked a lot about over the last several weeks, but not in the context of the news today. as a member of congress, i have a very good health care plan. my health care plan allows me to get paid an a
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Aug 2, 2009 6:00am EDT
during isabel people from maryland calling us saying am i am the flood zone? so we have a great amount of work in terms of bridging gps and equipping -- gaps and equipping people with first an foremost am i in or out of the flood zone and am i going to survive and that has a strong length to evacuation and how we could improve performance in evacuation. >> with the amount they are having to pay for homeowners insurance now if you are in a coastal area, you would think that people would be asking about those things when they buy a house. >> absolutely, senator. one of the things that is very promising as we have done in florida, south carolina and soon mississippi is programs to harden homes. and there is a definite length between the hardening and retrofitting of activities that address the strength of roofs, windows and doors and incentives for discounts in insurance. those areas that have the highest insurance rates although they compete with texasor high rates another looking at often up to 50% insurance discount or credit on the insurance with the wind portion of the insurance pre
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Aug 9, 2009 2:00am EDT
. they did not get that. a lot of us that were at pearl harbor -- we blame roosevelt for a lot of this. the government wanted to get us the government wanted to get us war so we could go against germany, and that has been a lot of us, our opinion is that knowing about or almost plans to allow the japanese to do this. i guess history will not support that too well, but to me, it sure makes a little bit of sense, that we could have been notified, alerted, so that we would not have had all those people killed. it bothers us. >> we knew sooner or later we would have an altercation, because tojo had signed a pact with hitler. we were sending convoys over in europe, and we had been helping the chinese over in china, chiang kai-shek, trying to keep the chinese from getting butchered over there, which they were doing a pretty good job of. we have lost a gun but there a few years earlier up in the yangtze river. we knew sooner or later would have a problem. we did not think it would be at pearl harbor, that was too far away. on 7 december 1941 i was serving on a tugboat. all tugboats are named
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Aug 9, 2009 6:00am EDT
on balance sheet? >> well, yes, banks must follow u.s. gap, so if those of the accounting rules, the capital -- more assets are coming on balance sheet, then capital levels will be impacted accordingly. we still have concerns about the timing of all of this. we support the general direction of bringing this all back on balance sheet. but the timing still dismiss some heartburn, whether they need to be on this accelerated -- still gives me some heartburn, whether they need to be on this accelerated from work. the rules written now, as i understand, even if he retains some portion of interest, the whole securitization might have to come back on balance sheet, and keeping people having some skin in the game. i think there are a lot of issues and questions about the timing, but we cannot control that. we cannot file letters and that is about it. but banks must follow u.s. gap. >> of the capital ratios set in law -- >> yes, they are set by statute. there is not a lot of flexibility there. >> not flexibility for phasing? >> not very much at all, no. >> senator, i think that traditionally, the leve
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Aug 15, 2009 6:00am EDT
most of us think we will stay healthy. we are no different than other ordinary americans, no different than anybody else. we are held hostage at any given moment by companies that the night coverage or drop coverage or charge fees that people cannot afford at a time when they desperately need care. it is wrong. it is bankrupting families and businesses. we are going to fix it when we pass health insurance reform this year. we are going to fix it. [applause] again, i want to especially thank senator baucus as chair of the finance committee. . chair of the finance committee. he has been committed to getting this done. this is obviously a tough time in america, a tough time here in montana. just six months ago we were in the middle of the worst recession in our lifetimes. we were losing about 700 jobs each month. economists of all stripes feared a second coming of the great depression. that is why we acted as best as we could to pass a recovery plan to stop the freefall. i want to just beat briefly about the recovery plan because that has our people's view of the health care
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Aug 9, 2009 10:30am EDT
federal court, including the highest court in the land. these are the standards that have been used in evaluating judge sonya to us -- judge sonia sotomayor's appointment to the supreme court. her 17-year judicial record overwhelmingly indicates that she will apply the law without bias. that is very important. we could find someone who is basically qualified but whose views might be outside the mainstream and so different than what the normal harter -- jurors prince would be that it might render them, whilefacially cç qualified that they could not be relied on to look at a case and apply the facts and evidence and apply the law to the evidence presented, that they would not follow the law and the faithful because their views to be sold outside the mainstream and completely beyond what would be the norm or considered to be the norm. here in this person, we have a 17-year record. she has written thousands of opinions. these opinions provide the body of law with what she does as a judge. it is not what she said to a group of students, encouraging them in their lives. it is not what so
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Aug 23, 2009 6:00am EDT
to approach the time when the united states will destroy its troops. three things going on. one is the u.s. troop withdraw. maybe the announcement of the troop withdraw preceded by a surge. need from the withdrawal of the disputed territories. preceded by a mini surge. that was announced yesterday, the additional deployment of the american troops in order to bring down tensions between baghdad and other places. this is a stop gap measure, clearly aimed at reducing tensions. it's not a solution to the problem of the disputed territory. worse, it could make the parties on the groundy dependent when u are going to take the american troops out. your solution lies in the political process. just like the surge in 2007-2008 made remarkable progress in the military domain but fails to reach the progress in the political field it may well happen in the process. that's the second issue. there is a un-led process. this has a process. it came out with a big report which now has not been made public but is starting to circumstance u late in ever wider circles. you will have a copy on your desk soon. g
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Aug 23, 2009 10:30am EDT
haunting all of us this discussion. >> did he address how they control costs in your mind? and is that going to be a concern about how you control costs in the system? >> it's crucial. absolutely. again, in the 25 minutes or so he had, did he address it? you can't really address it in that period of time. he's well aware of it and i think he and others in washington are doing what they can to address this but it's a problem. >> i would just say that when he talks about integrated delivery of care, i think there's broad consensus out there that that's the way that you get better quality when you have your primary care doctor talking to your surgeon, talking to your nurse, when all those people are talking together, you get better results. and we don't have a system right now where that's the experience for most patients. they go to a doctor who doesn't necessarily talk to the specialist who may not talk to the hospital. and that discussion is a very different discussion than are we going to have a public plan, a co-op, are we going to mandate that people have insurance. the
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Aug 8, 2009 6:00am EDT
representation. >> and why do you -- why are the numbers telling us that the women minorities are more likely to lose their jobs of the unemployed than men? >> i don't know. i mean that's kind of a big question. it's kind of a research sort of question. obviously certainly industry representation has an impact. but that will explain some of it. i don't know what else explains it. >> thank you very much. mr. cummings for five minutes. >> thank you very much, madam chair. i want to go back to the question when asking about the military and this whole issue of how much education a person has and i had a town hall meeting the other night, mr. hall. @ @ r,@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @) ready. >> and fees at colleges. so i just wanted to know and let folks know that different from what you said that the more education one has, the better their chances of being unemployed during these times. i'm letting the veterans know who might be watching that they ought to find out about this new g. i. bill. it's something that went into affect august 1st. it's one thing to have these. it's noerm thing to know abou
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Aug 29, 2009 10:00am EDT
to washington for burial. at 4:30 the hears will make a brief stop at the u.s. capitol, staff members expected to offer prayers on the steps. and then we'll be live for the burial at arlington cemetary. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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Aug 30, 2009 2:00am EDT
political rivals used to the declaration of war and then the board itself as a way to break down the government. such efforts culminated in the heart of the convention when federalist newfoundland -- new england threatened to secede. she provided more social events, more access to the officials fear. she celebrated the few heroes of the conflict to washingtonians and to people across the nation. she became the sisk -- the symbol of patriotism. again, we can talk about one out work. we all know about her most dramatic act which was saving the portrait of george washington from the almost burning the white house and the reason that quickly became a legend was because she had been acting in a symbolic capacity with a bash at the very beginning of the conflicts. her wartime efforts and the way she sold the useless treaty of peace, helped americans express nationalism. one of the puzzling things that we do is to dean james madison's presidency as a near disaster as he came very close to losing the country, both inside and out. the cnn polls were george washington is no. 1, james madis
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